Can a Fixed Book Price Law Stem Poland’s Sales Slump?

Amid a general book market decline, the Polish Chamber of Books (PIK) has drafted a bill which is set to introduce fixed prices for new book releases for 18 months after publication. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-12-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Price Cuts Bite Into Korean Book Sales, Fixed Price Considered

Despite a dramatic drop in book sales, Aladin used bookstores have thrived, with some publishers dumping books to boost sales; a fixed-price law is now under debate. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Israel’s Short-Lived Fixed-Price Book Law: A Rights Agent’s Viewpoint

International publishing rights agent Stephanie Barrouillet of Tel Aviv describes the effects of a short-lived fixed-price law, just repealed by Israel. The post Israel’s Short-Lived Fixed-Price Book Law: A Rights Agent’s Viewpoint appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-09-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amid Controversy, Israel Repeals Its Fixed Price ‘Book Law’

Israel has repealed its Law for the Protection of Literature and Writers, which required fixed book prices for 18 months and minimum author royalty rates. The post Amid Controversy, Israel Repeals Its Fixed Price ‘Book Law’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-06-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Slovenians Cheer Passage of Fixed Book Price Law

Years of effort on behalf of publishers has resulted in a new fixed book price law in Slovenia, which should help stabilize the tiny nation's book business. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Toothless Fixed Book Price Law Undermines Mexican Bookstores

Though Mexico has a fixed book price law, editor Marcelo Uribe notes that enforcement is non-existent and is calling for stronger protections for booksellers. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Polish Publishers Face Sales Slump, Propose Fixed-Pricing, Fight Piracy

Challenged by shrinking sales and online piracy, Poland’s publishing industry aims to mitigate losses with more stringent price regulation, reports Jaroslaw Adamowski. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-07-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Could Limited-Time Fixed Book Pricing Boost Backlist Sales?

Could limiting the period for fixed book prices give a needed boost to backlist sales by allowing retailers to discount after the initial buying frenzy is over? Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-07-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-book price-fixing law passed in France

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Wed, 18/05/2011 - 14:45 The French National Assembly yesterday (17th May) voted into law a bill allowing publishers to fix prices of all ebooks sold in France. The text says that retailers inside or outside France must respect the fixed prices.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sales Jumped 20% at Half Price Books in 2021

In 2021, chain-wide sales at Half Price Books were up 20% over 2020. The company now runs 124 stores in 19 states. Employees have unionized at four different stores in Minnesota. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Lawyers Argue that E-book Price-Fixing Case Against Amazon, Big Five Publishers Should Proceed

In a lengthy opposition brief filed this week, lawyers for a potential consumer class portrayed their case as the second act of the Apple e-books case and insisted there is more than enough evidence for the case to proceed. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-11-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon, Publishers Seek to Delay Discovery in E-book Price-Fixing Case

In a filing this week, Amazon and the Big Five publishers said the plaintiffs' claims of an e-book price-fixing conspiracy are "implausible." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-07-07 04:00:00 UTC ]
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World Book Day: Publishers Call for Canada’s Copyright Law To Be Fixed

Denouncing 'systemic exploitation of creators’ and publishers,’ Access Copyright cites more than C$150 million lost in unpaid royalties. The post World Book Day: Publishers Call for Canada’s Copyright Law To Be Fixed appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-04-25 22:48:58 UTC ]
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Court Appoints Hagens Berman Lead Counsel in Amazon E-book Price Fixing Case

In a brief order, judge Gregory Woods said the move, which is common in consumer class action cases, will bring "efficiency and economy" to what is "likely to be expensive and complicated litigation." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Big Five named as defendants in US e-book price-fixing suit

US publishing's Big Five–Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster–have now been named as defendants in an amended class suit originally brought against Amazon alone for anti-competitive behaviour in relation to e-books in the US.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-07 12:47:23 UTC ]
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Bracing for Another E-book Price-Fixing Case

On January 14, a prominent class-action law firm announced it was suing over alleged price-fixing in the e-book market—the second such suit in a decade. What should we make of the news? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-22 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Class suit filed against Amazon for e-book price fixing in US

Amazon is being sued for anti-competitive behaviour in the United States by the same law firm that successfully sued Apple and five major publishers for colluding to fix e-book prices in 2011. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-17 12:13:54 UTC ]
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Amazon Hit with E-book Price Fixing Suit

The law firm that successfully sued Apple and five major publishers for colluding to fix e-book prices in 2011 has filed a class action against Amazon, accusing the company of colluding with the Big Five publishers to eliminate price competition from the e-book market. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Firm Behind Apple E-books Case Now Suing Amazon for Price Fixing

On March 19, lawyers from Hagens Berman filed a class action suit on behalf of consumers in the U.S. District Court in Seattle, accusing Amazon of a massive horizontal price fixing scheme involving its two million third-party sellers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Fixed Book Prices in Germany: Two New Studies Are Introduced in Berlin

Germany's publishers and booksellers association releases dual studies on fixed book prices, long a tradition and legally regulated reality in the market. The post Fixed Book Prices in Germany: Two New Studies Are Introduced in Berlin appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-11-08 12:32:15 UTC ]
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